Robert Fugard

Robert Fugard

Partner, London

Email robert.fugard@hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2015

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupFinance

'He is exceptionally bright; he has an extremely intellectually rigorous approach which is great when you are doing complicated transactions'

Chambers UK 2016

Robert Fugard offers clients extensive experience of advising on big-ticket, cross-border asset finance, and Islamic finance transactions, with a particular focus on the aviation sector.

As head of our Asset Finance practice, Robert is deeply immersed in the sectors his clients' operate in. Working at the forefront of the sector's search for new and innovative sources of finance, Robert has structured and advised on a wide array of pre-delivery, export credit-supported, tax-enhanced and Islamic financing, in the leasing, bank and capital markets.

Robert focuses on complex cross-border financing in the aviation sector, advising airlines, banks and leasing companies on the acquisition and disposal of aircraft portfolios and on the financing of aircraft using a range of financing techniques. Robert's practice covers both commercial and corporate aircraft. 

Education and admissions

Education

M.A. Law, University of Cambridge, Peterhouse College

Memberships

The Aviation Club

The Law Society

Representative experience

Advising Norwegian Air Shuttle on its U.S. Exim-backed financing of 36 B737 and B787 aircraft in the bank and capital markets.

Advising Vietnam Airlines on its U.S. Exim-backed financing of 4 B787 aircraft.

Advising Standard Chartered Bank on the JALCO financing of two A321 aircraft for Turkish Airlines.

Advising ALAFCO on its U.S. Exim-backed bond financing of two B777 aircraft for Garuda.

Advising Banc of America Leasing Ireland on the sale and leaseback of two B777 aircraft for Qatar Airways.

Advising UBS AG on the financing of over 50 corporate aircraft.

Advising Pembroke Capital (as lessor of Standard Chartered Bank) on the conditional sale and novation of a portfolio of six Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

Advising Germania on its acquisition for 25 Airbus A320 neo aircraft scheduled for delivery from 2022 onwards.

Advising Norwegian Air Shuttle on its UKEF-supported JOLCO financing of three B787-9 aircraft aircraft.

Advising Norwegian Air Shuttle on its Aircraft Finance Insurance Co. (AFIC)-backed financing of 6 B737max aircraft.

Advising AerGen Aviation Finance Limited on its acquisition of 10 portfolio narrow body aircraft from Macquarie AirFinance.

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